Last Post of 2017!

Wow, this year has gone by quickly! I’m particularly excited for this post, because today I’m doing a recap of the entire year of crochet. The good, the bad, and the (unfortunately) ugly. But let’s start with the good!

My Favorites of 2017:

(These were, in my opinion, the best of the best and my favorites to make.)

My Christmas sweater

Barnyard Biss

Tiny Dragon

Tree-Hugger Koala

And of course, my business card holder Octopus.

New Achievements:

(2017 was a pretty prosperous year for the business. Mainly because this is the first year I feel as though I can actually call it a business.)

First Booth

First Shipment Out of Country (From USA to Canada)

First Craft for a Charitable Cause

Ugliest orders of 2017:

(I almost don’t want to have these on here, but what’s progress without admitting failure?

Unrelatedly, this is where I’m putting the “read more” line for those viewing this from the homepage!)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I was talking with one of my co-workers the other day. She mentioned that her son loves teenage mutant ninja turtles, to which I- being the non-crochet-obsessed and self-controlled person that I am- blurted out “I can make those!” And thus:

At first, despite my split-second confidence, I was really fretting over how I was going to handle making the turtles, but I have to say that they came together really nicely! It’s always great when a project forms with minimal re-doing.

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Pillows and Blanket

Just some pillows and a blanket for an order.

This was my first time making a heart-shaped pillow, and also my first time using felt to finish a project. I tried using a sewing machine for the blanket (which has felt on the backside so the blanket will be warm despite the holey-ness), to attach the felt, but it was a fiasco. I have to say, sewing isn’t at all my strong suit. That being said, half of the blanket and the entire pillow were sewn by hand.

This order also came with a pair of baby booties and a sleeping bunny. As pictured:

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Bobble Beard Hat

What better way is there to keep warm than grow facial hair? But the winter season is already upon us, and hair doesn’t grow that fast! Solution? Crochet your facial hair!

This hat has a built-in beard. I made it for my hairdresser, who had mentioned it when he found out I crocheted. He was thrilled! Happy enough with it to let me take pictures!

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The Best Christmas Sweater is an Ugly Christmas Sweater!

I have a Christmas sweater that I completely adore. Last season, I wore it every time I went to see my in-laws (which was a lot). For this season, I thought it would be a great idea to crochet a replica for my niece! Here it is!

(I am wearing my version here, also).

I was really happy with how it came out, and couldn’t wait to show my mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and niece. When I showed them, their faces absolutely lit up! It made all the work worth it. Once I get some pictures of my niece wearing it, I’ll be sure to share those.

What a great way to start December!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Little Fisherman

So a little while ago a page that I follow had a poster that wanted a little vest for her son’s first birthday. It looked like this:

I considered taking the order, but was hesitant because I’d never made a vest before… or any clothes, for that matter. But two wonderful ladies who also own businesses in the area responded to the post recommending my business, so I decided to give it a try!
Shopping for the yarn, I had difficulty finding the color in the picture, so I did a little hunting online. I cross-referenced the picture, followed it to its pinterist, which led to etsy, which listed the brand of yarn. So then I searched that brand for the color and presto! The yarns are the exact same kind. This is how my work turned out:

Happy Friday, Everyone.

I use this blue too much.

Waaaay too much. But people seem to like it!

This one goes out to my cousin, who of all things, wanted a cat. So I made her a little kitty keychain!

Also, thus ends the reign of pictures taken on my couch. They come out awful. Just awful.

Happy Friday, Everyone!